What strikes you when you walk up to the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupé is how they scored on stylish design without compromising on the space one expects from an SUV. That’s not easy to do. These days, in a pandemic world, the more space you can fit in your vehicle for yourself and family, the better.
So, it appears the Coupé-SUV trend is going to be here for awhile. And the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupé is probably the best-looking luxury Coupé/SUV out there.
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You definitely know you are driving a Porsche. The flat flyline, more sloped, rear end design, stirs memories of the 911 that we drove earlier this summer. Porsche widened the rear of the vehicle, making it more muscular, stretching over the rear axle. There’s a new adaptive rear spoiler, and Porsche Active Aerodynamics makes sure there is appropriate downforce at all times during the driving experience. It’s a sports car, really. Charismatic, elegant, bold and distinctive.
Burmester surround sound system
The model we drove came in at a total retail price of $192,900. That’s what you get when you blend Porsche sports car features with a Coupé-SUV. That price includes the lightweight sport package, the assistance package (surround view camera system, head-up display, and night view assist). The Burmester High-End Surround Sound System gives the driver and passengers the best possible sound experience. The sound system is exclusive only to Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Bugatti. That’s pretty good company. Trust us, you’ll see why when you settle in for a long drive and play your favourite music.
Other bonuses on the model we drove included rear-wheel steering, carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). The fixed panoramic glass sunroof brought the outside world into the interior.
Zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds
This version is definitely faster than other Cayenne models. The Cayenne Turbo Coupe offer significantly more performance than a Macan Turbo with 541 horsepower, twin turbo 4.0 liter V-8,eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds. Porsche’s expertise in engineering sports cars translates to the Cayenne Turbo, for sure. There’s a special focus on the chassis, suspension and all-wheel drive here. And don’t forget – it’s an SUV, so it handles great both on and off-road.
There is lots of room in the back seat. My brother-in-law at 6-foot-3 still had a few inches of head room. And that also sets the Porsche Coupe/SUV apart from competitors.
- Front engine, all-wheel drive
- Four- or five-passenger
- Four-door hatchback
- Twin-turbo and intercooler DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
- 541 hp, 567 lb-ft torque
- 8-speed transmission
- Wheelbase 114 inches; length 194.5 inches; 78.4 inches width; 65.1 inches height, 21 square foot cargo volume
- 5100 pounds
- Top speed 177 mph